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Juniata men's tennis drops nail biter to Elizabethtown

(Posted April 15, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College men's tennis team took two of the three doubles matches, but Elizabethtown College rallied to win four of six in singles to steal a 5-4 win out from under the Eagles, Tuesday afternoon in Huntingdon, Pa. Juniata (6-10) opened the match with Jarrad Silver (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Arnab Chakrabarti (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) taking an 8-6 win in #1 doubles, while Jonathan Skoner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) and Aaron Rhodes (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon) posted an 8-0 victory at second doubles. Skoner and Rhodes went on to notch wins at #2 and #5 singles respectively, but they were the only Eagle players to record victories in singles competition. Chakrabarti took Elizabethtown's Bryan Metz to three sets before falling 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 at #4 singles, while Acer Van Wallendael (Phillipsburg, N.J./Phillipsburg) also fell in three sets at #6 singles, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0. Juniata will return to action on Thursday, April 17, when both the men's and women's teams will travel to Gettysburg, Pa., to face Gettysburg College. Complete match results are below: MEN'S TENNIS Elizabethtown College 5, Juniata College 4 Apr 15, 2008 at Huntingdon, Pa. (Raffensperger Tennis Courts) Singles competition 1. Brok Walker (ETOWN) def. Jarrad Silver (JUN) 6-1, 6-4 2. Jonathan Skoner (JUN) def. Jeff Kirkhoff (ETOWN) 6-0, 6-1 3. Andrew Voshell (ETOWN) def. Ryan Navarro (JUN) 6-1, 6-4 4. Bryan Metz (ETOWN) def. Arnab Chakrabarti (JUN) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 5. Aaron Rhodes (JUN) def. Jim Dombach (ETOWN) 6-2, 6-3 6. Stijn van Esveld (ETOWN) def. Acer Van Wallendael (JUN) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 Doubles competition 1. Jarrad Silver/Arnab Chakrabarti (JUN) def. Jeff Kirkhoff/Andrew Voshell (ETOWN) 8-6 2. Jonathan Skoner/Aaron Rhodes (JUN) def. Brok Walker/Bryan Metz (ETOWN) 8-0 3. Jim Dombach/Brandon Stolar (ETOWN) def. Acer Van Wallendael/Ryan Navarro (JUN) 8-3 -30-

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